31 1Now it came about in the thirty-seventh * year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth * month, on the twenty-fifth * of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, 2showed favor * to Jehoiachin king of Judah and brought him out of prison *.
32 3Then he spoke kindly to him and set his throne above * the thrones of the kings who were with him in Babylon.
33 So Jehoiachin 4changed his prison clothes, and 5had his meals in the king's presence regularly all the days of his life.
34 For his allowance, a 6regular allowance was given him by the king of Babylon, a daily portion all the days of his life until the day of his death.